The Rotterdam-based foundation Port Personality of the Year (in Dutch Stichting Havenman/vrouw van het Jaar) has awarded Broekman Group CEO Raymond Riemen the honour of becoming Port Personality of the Year 2013. The members of the foundation have chosen him because he is an entrepreneur with a vision, who strategically expanded his business again during the past year, preparing for future international changes in the market. Raymond Riemen is the 33rd entrepreneur in the port community in a row to receive the distinction, which was established in 1981 by the then Rotterdam-based Harbour Press Club Kyoto. Riemen will officially succeed Port Personality 2012 Ard-Jan Kooren mid January 2014. This is the second time that a top executive of BroekmanGroup receives this award. Wim Pesselse became Port Personality of the Year 1995.
(Port of Rotterdam)